A. Kirk Gasperecz

Kirk Gasperecz joined Adams and Reese in 1986, and he is an experienced tort and commercial litigator in state and federal courts. In addition to his bar admissions in Louisiana and Texas, Kirk has been admitted pro hac vice to defend clients in lawsuits filed in California, Maine, Mississippi, Pennsylvania and Washington, DC.

Kirk has extensive experience and is skilled in Tort, Products Liability, Construction and Insurance law. When advising clients, he is always responsive and mindful of the balance between the upside of litigation and the costs of devoting money, time and attention away from the needs of the client’s business.

His significant contributions include:

Defending manufacturers of cranes, derricks and other lifting devices, manufacturers of consumer products, testing laboratories, oil and chemical producers, general contractors, elevator service companies, restaurants, schools, insurance companies and governmental bodies.
Representing insurance companies in coverage disputes, first party claims and bad faith litigation.
Representing businesses to recover their losses and expenses under insurance policies as in Texaco Expl. & Prod., Inc. v. AmClyde Engineered Prod., Inc., 448 F.3d 760 (5th Cir. 2006) (affirming a $2.53 million award of defense costs under a builder’s risk policy).
Co-writing a law review article advocating a change in the law that was cited by the Louisiana Supreme Court in Gauthier v. O’Brien, 618 So.2d 825 (La. 1993)(overruling cases that held the fault of a tort-immune employer cannot be quantified by the finder of fact).
Helping insurers get a fair and proper result when their policies are interpreted as in McWright v. Modern Iron Works, Inc., 567 So.2d 707 (La. App. 2nd Cir. 1990) (reversing judgment requiring excess insurer to drop down).

Kirk most admires and tries to model people who quietly give back to their communities or professions through civic, charitable and professional involvement—not to garner attention, but simply because it’s the right thing to do. He also enjoys spending time with his family and cheering for the LSU Tigers.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Litigation, 2) Casualty and Coverage, 3) Directors and Officers / Professional Liability, 4) Environmental, 5) Insurance, 6) Products Liability, 7) Torts and Insurance and 8) Errors and Omissions / Professional Liability
Law School Loyola University New Orleans College of Law
Admitted Year 1986
Education Louisiana State University ,B.S., 1983
Bar Member / Association State Bar of Texas, State Bar of Louisiana
Most recent firm Adams and Reese LLP
Relevant Jobs
Associate Attorney
USA-LA-New Orleans

Associate for small, growing CBD insurance defense firm. 5-10 years experience, must have insurance defense/casualty defense experience. Work for 1 busy partner. Salary competitve DOE, health insuran...

Apply now

Attorney I
USA-LA-New Orleans

Attorney I The candidate under general supervision, will defend lawsuits against company insureds and represent company in UM/UIM, and third party suits filed in courts of limited jurisdiction and in...

Apply now

Casualty Associate
USA-LA-New Orleans

Casualty Associate The candidate must have 2-4 years of experience as a litigation associate. The position principally involves handling litigation matters on behalf of major insurers, including prem...

Apply now

+ View more jobs
A. Harrison Barnes
A. Harrison Barnes

A. Harrison Barnes is a well-known attorney throughout the United States. As a member of the Malibu community, Harrison is committed to serving the needs of Malibu residents and businesses in legal matters.

Benjamin P. Smith
Benjamin P. Smith

Benjamin P. Smith is a partner in Morgan Lewis's Litigation Practice. He is a trial lawyer with a particular focus on high-stakes disputes in the biotechnology, medical device, and internet industries.

Brian M. Jazaeri
Brian M. Jazaeri

Brian M. Jazaeri is a partner in Morgan Lewis's Litigation Practice. Mr. Jazaeri represents clients in complex commercial litigation, with a particular emphasis on class action matters and financial services, healthcare and technology litigation.